After a nine-year wait, Brockmann's "lost" book is finally available! Foreshadowing the plotting strengths that have made her a New York Times bestseller, Brockmann uses this short format to weave together a compact yet riveting tale of danger and romance, complete with red herrings. Brockmann fans can finally savor this suspense nugget.

Single mom and Yale professor Ellen Layne is following her dream by staying in New York and pursuing an acting career for the summer. Ellen's uncle, a talk show host, allows her and her kids to stay on his estate.

A misunderstanding introduces Ellen to NYPD detective Sam Schaefer, igniting instant chemistry and passion. To her dismay, Ellen needs Sam's professional skills when she gains a stalker after appearing in a TV commercial. How dangerous is he? Very, as Sam learns all too quickly. Keeping Ellen and her kids safe is now Sam's mission. (DELL, Sep., 216 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith